Veto was a small settlement located approximately three miles east of West
Virginia State Route #2, along Fishing Creek.
The B&O Railroad line from New Martinsville to Clarksburg was completed in
1900, about 65 miles in distance. The train made two round trips
between New Martinsville and Clarksburg a day. The train ran directly
past the four houses in Veto. Those households living there around
1910 were: the Starkeys, Edwin Edges, J.P. Morgan and Malissa Morgan (mother
of J.P. Morgan).
There was a small train station and a grocery store in Veto. The store
was run by J.P. Morgan and was the only store in a three mile radis.
A family by the name of Satterfield lived across the creek, but were not
considered part of Veto.
There was a swinging bridge over the creek that the children used to cross
to get to Union School, which was located near what is now Rolling Acres.
The cost of a train trip from New Martinsville to Veto was 10 cents.
Submited by Anna Lee (Edge) Headley